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    Anyone have any info on the Grapes of Wrath Race?

    Somebody sent me an email last night saying some guy from Newtown is trying to organize an MTB race at the McLaughlin Vineyards in Newtown on 9/20 and I was wondering if anyone had any details.
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    Man I haven't thought about that race in almost a decade. I think I still have t-shirt some where.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt.Biker E
    Man I haven't thought about that race in almost a decade. I think I still have t-shirt some where.
    The best down hill section to watch carnage.
    Where was that race? This seems to be new in the sense the first time for a race at the Vineyard.
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    If i remember correctly it was at a CT camp ground in the NE somewhere.
    It might be at the same spot, but different ownership.
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    The old Grapes of Wrath bike race was held at Sunvalley Campground in Stafford springs.
    Not sure what the new race is like.
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    Wasn't that race called the wrath of sun valley? I never rode in it (I only raced once in Watertown), but I remember it being popular around here.

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    Aaahhhhh, that's why it rang a bell. Thanks Jisch!
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    It was a great race with some killer climbs & a wicked decent right before the finish line.
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    Pulling this old thread back to the top...I just saw this race as the "3rd Annual". Has anyone raced in this the last two years? Would be interested in any info.
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    It's been three years running now at some vineyard in sandy hook

    I looked a couple times for info on this years race but couldn't find any. Was interested in doing it as a warmup for VT50. Figured it might have died
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    It's in October, so it would be after the VT50: Grapes of Wrath Online Registration

    Personally, I'm doing the Rock the Ridge next weekend as training for the VT50
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